Category Archives: Definitions

What is a double-edge safety razor?

What is a double edge razor? A double edge safety razor is a vintage shaving technology defined by the use of double edge razor blades like this one: The razor blade is secured to a safety razor “head” and “handle.” All three together, blade, head, and handle, comprise the “safety razor”. A slim portion of […]

What is wet shaving?

What does “wet shaving” mean? By definition, “wet shaving” is a shaving process that uses water. You may also hear it referred to as “manual shaving.” Applying water to facial hair before shaving is thought to soften the hairs and help lubricate the skin so a razor blade can cut the hairs with as little […]

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